Brandon Thomas LongOctober 2, 1991 – June 17, 2004
Brandon Thomas Long of Rifle died Thursday, June 17, 2004, in Rifle. He was 12.Church services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at the Rifle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Don Wagner of the Fellowship of the Rockies officiating.Visiting hours are from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22.Burial will take place at Rosehill Cemetery in Rifle.Brandon was born Oct. 2, 1991, in Grand Junction to Marne Harris and Thomas Wayne Long.He spent his life in Rifle.Brandon was a member of Boy Scout Troop 223 in Rifle and was an alto saxophonist with the Rifle Middle School band. He was a football guard with the Rifle Grizzlies.He enjoyed snowboarding, Hot Wheels cars, riding mountain bikes with no hands and Playstation Master. He wanted to grow up to be an archaeologist.Brandon is survived by his parents Tom and Marne Long of Rifle; grandparents Ken and Fran Harris of Canyon Lake, Texas, Glen Long of Carbondale, and Wilda Dunton of Grand Junction; and by brothers Robert Wayne Long Harris and Troy William Long.Pallbearers will be uncles Barry Hutto, John Long and Glen Long, Scoutmasters Ed Long and Earl McKerrihan, and Ronnie Chick.Honorary pallbearers from Boy Scout Troop 223 are Garet Babcock, Robby Rausin, Justin Stone, Travis Ketelsleger, Dylon Morrison, Todd Stricklan, Wade Lacount, Ryan Kaczmarek and Scoutmaster Joe Futch.Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Memorial contributions can be made to the Brandon Long Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank.Memorial contributions can be made to the Brandon Long Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank.
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